More than 1,00,000 health establishments under integrated ABDM

The National Health Authority (NHA) on Wednesday announced the successful onboarding of more than one lakh government and private health facilities into the health facility registry of its flagship Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) program.

This historic milestone paves the way for greater adoption of digital health platforms and services across the country.

The ABDM is a flagship government program implemented by the NHA. The Health Facility Registry (HFR), which is being built as part of the ABDM, is a comprehensive repository of health facilities in modern and traditional medical systems. It includes public and private health facilities including hospitals, clinics, diagnostic laboratories and imaging centers.

ABDM aims to create a seamless online platform to enable interoperability within the digital health ecosystem. It has developed interoperable building blocks and APIs (Application Programming Interface) to deliver a seamless digital health experience to all stakeholders – healthcare institutions, patients and healthcare professionals. One of the main building blocks is the health facility register.

Elaborating on the importance of the HFR, Dr RS Sharma, CEO of the NHA, said: “Our goal is to create a trusted national platform where patients can easily obtain details of registered healthcare professionals and health facilities across the country. We have seen the enthusiastic participation of public and private sector health facilities that are now part of this national registry. »

Patients can easily search the ABDM network for establishments registered in different systems of medicine such as modern medicine (allopathy), ayurveda, dentistry, homeopathy, physiotherapy, unani, siddha or sowa rigpa . Likewise, we have ABHA numbers for patients and the Health Professional Registry (HPR) for professionals like doctors, nurses, and paramedics. These national registries will help make quality health care accessible and affordable for all.

Registration in the HFR enables the listing of health facilities on a national trusted platform and allows health facilities to connect to India’s digital health ecosystem through software solutions compliant with the ABDM.

This will help citizens searching for health services by improving the discovery of health facilities through the soon to be launched unified health interface. Healthcare institutions can register through https://facility.abdm.gov.in/ or through various integrators such as health technology players.

Of the verified facilities, approximately 97% are in the public sector. The largest number of verified health facilities are in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Assam.

Each healthcare facility is assigned a unique identifier, which is used to map the facility in the ABDM ecosystem and provide comprehensive data on all private and public healthcare facilities in the country.

This unique identifier may be used (via consented access) by other entities such as ABDM compliant software solutions to identify the installation and retrieve and use the required installation data for the required purposes.

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